Royal Gunpowder Mills

Royal Gunpowder Mills
Beaulieu Drive
Waltham Abbey
Essex
EN9 1JY
England

Website

www.royalgunpowdermills.com

E-mail

General enquiries

info@royalgunpowdermills.com

Telephone

Switchboard

01992 707370

Fax

01992 707372

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Set in 170 acres of natural parkland and boasting 20 buildings of major historic importance, the site mixes fascinating history, exciting science and beautiful surroundings to produce a magical day out for all the family. Established in the 17th century and acquired by the Crown in 1787, the Royal Gunpowder Mills has a very important place in both the history of Great Britain and of its home town of Waltham Abbey.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Archaeological site, Environmental or ecological centre, Industrial heritage site, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

28 May - 4 September 10.00 to 17.00(last entry 15.30pm)
Every weekend, Bank Holiday and every day in school holidays for children's activities (Whitsun half term, Summer holiday, October half term). Also open for VE Day Celebrations on 30 April, 1 & 2 May. Weekdays for groups by arrangement. Full education programme.

Admission charges

Adult: £8.50
Child (3-15 years): £6.00
Child (under 3 years): Free
Concession (over 60's & f/t students): £7.50
Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children): £26.00
Family ticket (2 adults & 3 children): £31.50

Discounts

  • English Heritage
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

1940s Exhibition

  • 1 January 0200 — 1 January 2020 *on now

Explore war-time life with reconstructions from the 1940s. Experience the sights and sounds as you step inside an Anderson air-raid shelter, peek into a war-time kitchen, and toy shop, and browse in a 1940s general store.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
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